There are also a ton of trails you can walk and hike throughout your time at MacCarthy beach and park. Your dog is welcome to come on the hikes with you as long as they are kept on a 6-foot leash and are leashed at all times. This keeps your dog, other dogs, and the people who are using the trails safe. At the beach, there is a shower station that is brand new to wash off any sand or lake water, and restrooms are located around the park as well. You will also find pockets of grass and land that have picnic tables, firepits, and beautiful places to sit down and enjoy meals or snacks.
Overall, MacCarthy Beach State Park is possibly one of the best parks and beaches in the state of Minnesota. There is so much to do and see, and the best part is your dog can enjoy these experiences with you. Please make sure you always pick up your dog's business after they go to the bathroom and then properly discard the bag. Bring your poop bags as there is no guarantee there will be any provided throughout the park.